A new issue of the Financial Reporting Valuation Flash has been released.
As 2013 comes to a close, many among us have been reassuringly reminded of the US economy’s capacity for resilience and progress. Revised estimates pegged Q3 2013 GDP growth at an annual rate of 4.1%, which represents the fastest pace since the end of 2011. While suggestions of QE stimulus scale-backs seemed to engender uncertainty even a few weeks earlier, the markets appeared to take the actual taper announcement in stride. The S&P seems headed for the best calendar year performance since 1997, and 2013 was also the most favorable year for IPOs since 2000 as 222 companies raised $55 billion by going public. Here’s hoping that these tailwinds will help fill the M&A sails in 2014, as confident companies make more moves strategically in a revitalized, robust marketplace.
We leave you with a selection of items that we have been watching and reflecting upon in the past few months.
Are Employee Stock Options Vanishing?
FASB Endorses GAAP Exceptions for Private Companies
Purchase Price Allocation
Accounting for Bargain Purchases: What, When, How, Who?
Bankruptcy and Restructuring Advisory
Bankruptcy Reorg Plans: How Many Is Too Many?
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